Wednesday's gossip: Isco, Austin, Anderson, Hernandez, Sanchez

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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is planning a £10m bid for CSKA Moscow's Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, 25, as he looks to add more quality to his squad in January. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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Liverpool are considering making a £4m bid for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, 19. The England Under-20 international, who was targeted by Arsenal in the summer, is on loan at Huddersfield. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal would be the ideal candidate to take over as technical director of the Netherlands national team, says current coach Danny Blind. (Algemeen Dagblad,external-link via Independent)external-link

United are preparing a £33m bid for Lazio and Brazil winger Felipe Anderson, 22. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has been in Spain to hold talks over the potential transfer of midfielder Isco, 23, from Real Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)external-link

Tottenham are targeting 22-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino in a swap deal that would see Spurs winger Andros Townsend, 24, join the Baggies. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Berahino has been warned over persistent lateness by current manager Tony Pulis.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

As well the Baggies, Townsend is also being targeted by Watford, Aston Villa and Newcastle, with Spurs valuing the England international at £14m.(Mirror)external-link

Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez, 20, has emerged as a target for Tottenham in January. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

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Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 30, could be a January target for Qatari club Lekhwiya.(South Wales Evening Post)external-link

The Swans are ready to sell Gomis for £6.5m if they can secure a loan move for Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, 22.(Daily Mail)external-link

Bamford is seeking to stay in the Premier League despite confirming he wants to leave loan club Crystal Palace. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Palace will attempt to sign either Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 28, or QPR's Charlie Austin, 26, in the January transfer window.(Sun)external-link

Alan Pardew's side are considering making a bid for 24-year-old QPR defender Steven Caulker, who is currently on loan at Southampton.(Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini, 24, says he wants to score against former club Liverpool "more than anyone else" as the Black Cats prepare to host Jurgen Klopp's side on Wednesday.(Sunderland Echo)external-link

The atmosphere at Chelsea has improved since Guus Hiddink was appointed interim manager, says 28-year-old midfielder John Obi Mikel.(Guardian)external-link

Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 28, remains in Hiddink's plans for now.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea have made another approach for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22.(Calciomercato)external-link

Italian club AC Milan would like to sign the Blues' 31-year-old defender Branislav Ivanovic.(Gazzetta World)external-link

Swansea City's players have given their backing to the prospect of caretaker manager Alan Curtis staying in charge until the end of the season.(Wales Online)external-link

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will make a move for Bayern Munich's 6ft 5ins centre-back Jan Kirchhoff, 25. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, wants his manager Arsene Wenger to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 27, from Bayer Leverkusen.(Don Balon - in Spanish)external-link

Best of social media

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero tweetedexternal-link his thoughts after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Leicester City.

Odion Ighalo

Watford striker Odion Ighaloexternal-link was in a reflective mood after scoring his 30th goal of 2015 on Monday.

Troy Deeney tweet

Watford striker Troy Deeney alsotweetedexternal-link his praise for team-mate Ighalo.

And finally

Players had to comfort a Tunisian referee after he was reduced to tears after abuse from the crowd. (Metro)external-link

Old Trafford is officially the most boring place to watch football - Manchester United have seen the fewest league goals in English league football so far this season. (Sun)external-link

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